Benefits of Using Probiotics for Cats with Diarrhea

Benefits of Using Probiotics for Cats with Diarrhea

Cat Health and Behavior
Your cat hasn’t been its usual self lately. Cats sleep a lot and can be a little lazy, but yours isn’t being active at all. On top of not being active, it also has diarrhea. You decide to take your cat to the vet. There, they tell you that your kitty just needs a few more probiotics in their diet. Probiotics are important in cats because they promote healthy gut health. You shouldn’t wait on your cat’s digestive system to get so damaged that it has diarrhea before you give them a supplement. To help get your cat back in good health, here is all you need to know about probiotics for cats with diarrhea. 1. What are Probiotics  Probiotics are good bacteria that gather in the digestive tract to…
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5 Dogs that are Cat-Friendly

5 Dogs that are Cat-Friendly

Dog Health and Behavior
Mrs. Whiskerson is precious. She is your perfect pet, your feline friend, your fur baby. But, she needs a friend and one cat is more than enough. You're ready for a soft, cuddly, bundle of energy and unconditional love, and Mrs. Whiskerson is, too. At least, you think she is. But how do you know they're going to get along? The last thing you need right now is two fur babies constantly at odds with each other. You need them to entertain themselves, not cause more drama. Well, we've got your back! We've found the top five dogs that are good with cats and put them all in one place for you. Keep reading to find Mrs. Whiskerson's new best friend. 1. Basset Hounds One of the best dog breeds for…
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Kitty Care: 7 Things To Know About Pet Insurance For Your Cat

Kitty Care: 7 Things To Know About Pet Insurance For Your Cat

Cat Health and Behavior
Nowadays it seems there are insurance plans that cover just about anything: car, home, health, life insurances and more are all integral financial safeguards. Perhaps it's no surprise that pet insurance programs exist -- and are thriving. At least 1.8 million pets are covered by pet health insurance. If you haven't heard of it yet, you soon will. It's a $1 billion industry that is poised to double by 2022. Cat owners are flocking to pet insurance programs to protect the health of both their wallets and furry friends. If you've ever been concerned about vet bills or keeping up with the treatments your cat needs, pet insurance might be the answer. But what is pet insurance anyway, and how does it work? We'll cover that and more. Here's everything…
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Dogs vs Cats: Which is right for you?

Dogs vs Cats: Which is right for you?

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
"Are you a dog person or a cat person?" This question is thrown around on almost every first date, and it's actually kind of a good one.  It's hard to say whether we would want a dog or a cat. Maybe our families brought us up with a beloved dog, permanently engraining us as "dog people." Maybe it was the other way around, and you're distinctly a cat person.  This article is for those people who fall somewhere in between. We're going to discuss Dogs vs Cats and why you should consider buying one or the other. Dogs vs Cats: Which is Right for You? If you aren't a person who knows precisely whether they want to own a cat or a dog, you're not alone. It may seem like…
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When Fluffy Has Aches and Pains: What Can You Give a Cat for Pain?

When Fluffy Has Aches and Pains: What Can You Give a Cat for Pain?

Cat Health and Behavior
You call out to your cat as you fill up its food bowl. The cat makes its way over but a little it's a little slower than usual and it seems to be limping. You brush this off as nothing but then the cat starts to get a little aggressive towards your children and guests.  It’s hard to watch your furry friend act this way so you start scratching your brain trying to figure out what to do. You guess that it’s in pain from the way it’s limping so you give it some over the counter pain meds. This is probably the worst thing that you could do.  So what can you give a cat for pain? Read this quick guide to find out.  1. How to Tell Your…
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Hungry Kitten: Essential Nutrition Tips for Cats Young and Old

Hungry Kitten: Essential Nutrition Tips for Cats Young and Old

Cat Health and Behavior
The U.S. is no doubt a pet-loving nation, with 68% of households owning one. Dogs still lead the pack (60.2 million households own one), but cats are catching up, with 47.1 families owning one. With those numbers, it's no wonder the nation's households spent $72.56 billion on their pets last year. This year, experts say we'll spend even more on them -- close to three billion dollars more. Now, with a huge part of those pet expenditures -- over 40% -- going towards food alone, it would be weird to see a hungry kitten! The thing is, cats can be pickier eaters than dogs (more on why below), so it takes a lot more to please their taste buds. So, what exactly should you do then to ensure your kitty doesn't…
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Picking for Your Pup: How to Choose the Best Collar for Dogs

Picking for Your Pup: How to Choose the Best Collar for Dogs

Dog Health and Behavior, Pet Products
Did you know that every year, over 10 million dogs and cats are either lost or stolen? And that 1 in 3 pets will become lost at some point in their life? The truth is, that no matter how well you take care of your pet, there's a chance that your pet will go missing at some point or another.  The good news is, that recovering your pet isn't an impossible process- if they're wearing the right collar.  So, how do you pick the right collar for your dog? Check out this guide to learn how to choose the best collar for dogs.  Size Up Your Dog Before you purchase a dog collar, your primary consideration should be the size of your dog.  Buy a collar that's too small, and…
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Toxic People Food for Dogs: What Can Dogs Not Eat?

Toxic People Food for Dogs: What Can Dogs Not Eat?

Dog Health and Behavior
Are you feeding your pets people food for dogs? You may need to think twice before you do it again. A dog's digestive system is nothing like our own. Our canine friends are a lot more sensitive to certain foods. Many foods will just cause an upset stomach for dogs, but there are a few foods that can be lethal to them. So, if you're concerned about what you shouldn't be feeding your dog, take a look at the list below. Steer Clear of Nuts Not all nuts are toxic to dogs but it can be difficult to remember which ones are, so it's safer to keep all nuts away from your dog. For example, pecans, walnuts, and macadamia nuts are classed as toxic dog food. Although it may not…
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Animal Hair Sheds: Here’s How to Deal with It

Animal Hair Sheds: Here’s How to Deal with It

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior, Pet Products
Approximately 60 million households in the U.S. own a dog and 47.1 million own a cat. Are you part of either of these groups? If so, then you're probably well acquainted with pet shedding. You're probably also desperate to find a solution and eliminate the need to carry a lint roller with you wherever you go. You might not be able to totally throw away your lint rollers, but there are still lots of things you can do to address shedding. Read on for some helpful tips that will make it easier for you to get animal hair off your furniture and clothing. Causes of Excess Shedding Before we get into tips for combating shedding, it's important to figure out why your pet is shedding so much. Some shedding is normal,…
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Pet Vacation Preparation: How to Travel with a Dog Safely

Pet Vacation Preparation: How to Travel with a Dog Safely

Dog Health and Behavior
We all know those sad, puppy dog eyes and low whimper have the power to break even the strongest resolve. Trying to leave man's best friend behind before embarking on a long trip can be a little heartbreaking.  According to a report by Rover, 37 percent of dog owners have decided not to travel in order to stay at home with a pet instead.  Don't cut your vacation plans short! Why not take the entire family? Traveling with pets is stress-free when you know how.  With these tips, you can discover how to travel with a dog for a tail-wagging good time! 1. Practice Makes Perfect Don't make it more difficult for your pet by dragging them into an unfamiliar experience. That's like asking them to shake without showing them…
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